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Is Adobe the next (pre-2002) Microsoft?

Aug 07, 2009, 16:03 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Elinor Mills)

"Adobe "has a lot to learn from, of all places, Microsoft," Hypponen said at the time. At the Black Hat and Defcon security shows last week, others concurred.

""Adobe is the next Microsoft," said Roel Schouwenberg, a senior antivirus researcher at Kaspersky. "They are slowly realizing that they have become a main vector of getting into a machine...We as an industry must push hard" to get Adobe to improve security.

"An Adobe manager said the problem stems from the fact that it's software is so broadly used.

""It's only natural, given the fact that some of our products like Reader and Flash Player are some of the most widely distributed on Earth, that they would be targeted by attacks," Brad Arkin, director for product security and privacy at Adobe, said in an interview on Wednesday."

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